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How B.C. is gradually reopening its economy

May 8, 2020 by Dirk Meissner -THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – British Columbia has reached the point in the COVID-19 pandemic where it will start a gradual reopening of the economy while also allowing social interactions between families, friends and communities to increase. The plan to restart the province

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Big Moves: Can-Sure founder resurfaces in B.C.’s MGA market

May 4, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

P&C veteran Jeff Hart heads up Vailo Insurance Services Ltd., a recently-launched managing general agency

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B.C.’s move to no-fault

April 8, 2020 by Jason Contant, Online Editor

What the province’s changes to auto insurance mean for drivers, brokers, and the legal system

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Losing faith

April 7, 2020 by Harmon C. Hayden, founder, Harmon Hayden Law

A defendant insurer admits coverage, so why did the court say its actions showed bad faith?

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Sound and Fury

March 7, 2020 by David Gambrill, Editor in Chief

Who will decide the epic battle going on in B.C. over public v. private auto?

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What IBC and brokers think would improve condo insurance affordability in B.C.

March 2, 2020 by Jason Contant

Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has issued a series of policy recommendations to help improve the affordability of strata insurance in British Columbia, some of which touch upon suggestions made by the province’s broker association. IBC’s recommendations include: Mandatory education

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New insurance options for B.C. taxi drivers

January 31, 2020 by Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – Taxi drivers in B.C. will soon be able to purchase the same kind of insurance available to the ride-hailing industry, the transportation minister said Thursday. Claire Trevena said talks are also underway with the taxi industry to ensure

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Why these homeowners lost their negligence lawsuit against a Hub brokerage

January 24, 2020 by Greg Meckbach

British Columbia’s top court recently sided with a Hub International brokerage in a case in which a client sued the brokerage and the insurer for coverage that was denied because a building damaged by fire contained a legal medical marijuana

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Married B.C. couple latest brokers to be disciplined for toll bridge scandal

December 13, 2019 by David Gambrill

A husband and wife working in the same brokerage are the latest to have been caught in the dragnet of the B.C. toll bridge fiasco, which has already resulted in licence suspensions for a handful of the province’s brokers. In

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Which way is winter tire usage trending in Canada?

November 21, 2019 by Adam Malik

Canadians are getting the message when it comes to the importance of driving with winter tires, a new study has found. But Insurance Bureau of Canada warned that more than just strapping them to your car is enough to ensure

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How B.C. plans to address nat cat risk management

October 29, 2019 by Dirk Meissner - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VICTORIA – The challenges of preventing and responding to devastating wildfires and floods in British Columbia and the prospect of more disasters to come has prompted the government to reassess its emergency management laws. The Emergency Program Act needs to